Dawson of Mount Vernon FFA Chapter named Area 11 Star in Agribusiness

Dawson of Mount Vernon FFA Chapter named Area 11 Star in Agribusiness


Joyce Cutright: 417-880-2625
Jeremy Whistance: 573-268-0009
Email: convention.media@missouriffa.org
Website: Convention.MissouriFFA.org

COLUMBIA, Mo., April 22, 2022 — The Missouri FFA Association recognized Dominic Dawson of the Mount Vernon FFA Chapter as the Area 11 Star in Agribusiness at the 94th Missouri FFA Convention. His parents are Eric and Anna Dawson of Mount Vernon. His advisors are Jay Shepherd, Steven Prewitt, and Makayla Berheim.


Area Stars in Agribusiness are selected based upon outstanding achievement in work experience in an agricultural business as part of a student’s supervised agricultural experience program and active participation in FFA. Area 11 includes 17 chapters in the Southwest District.


MFA Inc., Columbia, sponsors the 16 area Star in Agribusiness awards as well as the State Star in Agribusiness Award.


Dawson’s supervised agricultural experience consists of owning and operating his own lawn service business. His responsibilities consist of mowing, weed eating, blowing, trimming, clearing fence lines and hauling brush for over 30 customers. Dawson also maintains equipment, manages financial records and builds customer relationships.


Dawson has previously served as chaplain of his FFA chapter. He has competed in the conduct of chapter meetings leadership development event and the soils career development event. 


In addition to FFA, Dawson is a member of Fellowship of Christan Athletes, student council, Spanish Club, History Club and Interact Club. He also competes on his high school football, basketball, and track and field team. Outside of school, Dawson is a member of the Mount Vernon Church of Christ. 


After graduating high school, Dawson plans to attend Evangel University to play college football and study physical education in hopes of becoming a teacher. 

The Missouri FFA has 25,626 members representing 353 chapters. The national organization has more than 735,000 members representing 8,817 chapters in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.

The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

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Front: Anna Dawson, Dominic Dawson, Eric Dawson. Back: Steven Prewitt(Advisor), Jay Shepherd(Advisor), Makayla Berheim(Advisor)

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